Ow. Can’t breathe. Stomach hurting from howling. Check out the DOJ’s announcement today trumpeting corruptocrat AG Eric Holder’s new “Plan for Open Government.”
Today, the Department of Justice is proud to release our Plan for Open Government. Our plan sets forth ongoing and anticipated efforts to increase transparency in government, participation and collaboration. We believe these initiatives will have a lasting impact, permanently breaking down barriers between the American people and their government.
Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli commented on the plan’s release:
“We are committed to creating the most open and transparent Department of Justice in history. The steps outlined in our Open Government Plan are the product of participation from throughout the Department and with the public. These efforts will improve the public’s understanding of what the Department does, provide information in more accessible form, and continue our increased collaboration with our many partners and the public.”
Our plan is tied to our core missions, which are to:
* prevent terrorism and promote national security;
* prevent crime, enforce federal laws and represent the rights and interest of the American people; and,
* ensure the fair and efficient administration of justice.
The Department of Justice has long had a special responsibility for open government because of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
The Freedom of Information Act is a key tool for transparency in government. It is often through the FOIA that the public learns what the government is doing and holds the government accountable for its decisions and actions.
Now, they expect Americans to fall for their gilt-edged “Plan for Open Government?”
DOJ wants your feedback. Feel free to take them up on their invitation:
We’ve outlined many more examples of ways we intend to be more transparent, participatory and collaborative throughout our plan. We hope you’ll take time to read the plan and let us know what you think. You can send us your thoughts via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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